Former Doctor Who star to feature in new Wakefield film

Former Doctor Who star Sylvester McCoy is set to star in a new independent film based in Wakefield.

Thursday, 10th December 2020, 4:57 pm
Updated Thursday, 10th December 2020, 5:17 pm
Sylvester McCoy
Sylvester McCoy

The former Doctor and star of the Hobbit films, will feature in short film The Grim Reaping of Harvey Grieves.

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Filmmaker Simon Bolton-Gabrielsen said: "It's set to be a breakthrough project for the team of local filmmakers behind the film, which will be featured in film festivals around the world and online, and the team are overwhelmed to receive confirmation that the inimitable McCoy has agreed to take on the role of Harvey.

"The film tells the story of elderly Harvey, who has better ideas when the Grim Reaper turns up to tick him off their list. It's a sharp comedy with a wholesome heart, that pits Harvey against Death in a hapless chase, only to find that all Harvey wanted was to say goodbye to the things that really matter - his home, the memory his late wife, and their pet cat."

You can find out more about the film on social media @harveygrieves, or on Kickstarter - crowdfunding for the film until December 17 - to support the production.